Megan Anderson Shoots Down Cris ‘Cyborg’s’ Claims About UFC 221 Fight

Featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino claimed yesterday that she’d verbally agreed to fight Megan Anderson at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia on February 10th,  but her opponent has now suggested otherwise.

Branding ‘Cyborg’s’ post as “fake news”, Invicta FC’s featherweight champion Anderson has indicated that the fight may happen in the coming months, but it won’t be at UFC 221.

“I didn’t realise you can accept a fight that’s never been offered to you,” Anderson wrote on Twitter. “Cris nor her team have been offered a fight against me at UFC Perth by the UFC despite the rumours. The UFC are looking to book this fight, but since the UFC Perth card is already completely booked, it will not be happening in 6 weeks.”

“They can say whatever, can try make me look whatever they like, try and say someone else deserves this fight, but one thing is certain: this is the only fight that needs to happens and it will happen, soon…”

MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani has also backed up Anderson’s version of events, suggesting that the title fight isn’t likely to land on the show down under.

“Cyborg vs Anderson isn’t set for Perth. In fact, it’s a long shot at best at the moment. Anderson still not cleared. Hopefully soon, though.”

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